Union Civil Protection Mechanism – Prevention and Preparedness in civil protection and marine pollution, Call for Proposals now open

In March 9, 2018

Union Civil Protection MechanismPrevention and Preparedness in civil protection and marine pollution, Call for Proposals now open

The Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) is intended to support and complement Member States’ action at national, regional and local level in risk prevention, in preparedness and in responding to natural or man-made disasters. When disasters strike a country, within the European Union or outside, the Mechanism allows for the necessary operational resources to be mobilised to assist and provide a prompt response. In this context each year DG ECHO publishes 2 calls for proposals to fund activities aimed at closer cooperation in prevention, preparedness and awareness-raising in civil protection and marine pollution: Prevention and preparedness in civil protection and marine pollution and Union Civil Protection Mechanism Exercises.

For 2018 the calls are these:

  1. UCPM-2018-PP-PREP-AG – Preparedness in civil protection and marine pollution

Specific Challange:

Improve the preparedness of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism to respond to disaster risks.

Enhance knowledge of effective preparedness and through the EC Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre.

Develop cooperation across countries on challenges in the field of civil protection and/or marine pollution and enhance the awareness of professionals and volunteers.

Complement existing cooperation frameworks/instruments provided by relevant EU macro-regional strategies.

Support a closer partnership between the Union Civil Protection Mechanism and IPA II beneficiaries not participating in the Mechanism or European Neighborhood Policy countries.

  1. UCPM-2018-PP-PREV-AG – Prevention in civil protection and marine pollution

Specific Challenge:

Support and complement the efforts of Member States in the field of disaster prevention, focusing on areas where cooperation provides added value and complement existing cooperation frameworks/instruments provided by relevant EU macro-regional strategies.

Support the IPA II beneficiaries and the European Neighborhood Policy countries in the field of disaster prevention and improve their cooperation with the Mechanism and its Participating States.

Deadline for the submission of projects: 25 April 2018.

Link:

The Calls on the Participant Portal

Website of the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations